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Roberto Mancini’s problems are piling up, with Real Madrid determined to sign Sergio Aguero.

Diego Maradona, Aguero’s father-in-law, claimed Manchester City’s top scorer made a mistake in not joining Real last summer following his £35million switch from Atletico Madrid.

And with Real president Florentino Perez having made Aguero his No.1 summer target, City face a desperate battle to hang on to their 24-goal striker.

Although City are adamant Aguero is happy in Manchester and is not for sale, they will be only too aware of the influence Maradona extends over his son-in-law.

City also know nothing will dissuade Real from doing all they can to land £45m-rated Aguero, whose exploits this season have made him one of Europe’s most coveted strikers.

Although Real could offer striker Gonzalo Higuain – of whom Mancini is a fan – plus cash for Aguero, City do not want to lose their first-choice striker under any circumstances.

But there are huge doubts over Mancini’s future if City lose out to local rivals Manchester United in the title race and Real intend to take full advantage of any instability within the squad should the Italian be sacked.

Aguero is married to Maradona’s daughter Giannina and warned his son-in-law he will find it difficult to resist Real’s advances once they start the process of trying to woo him.

Maradona said: “Kun [Aguero] has to play for Real Madrid.

“Even though he is flying at City, the best thing would have been to sign for Madrid. He made a mistake.

“Now, as he is doing so well, it will be difficult to get him from City. However, if Madrid want someone, they get them.

“Florentino has no limits. It’s a question of convincing City – but not with money because they have plenty of that.”

The prospect of losing Aguero is the worst possible scenario for City, with their problems mounting both on and off the pitch.

Mancini’s players have been at the centre of a 10-point swing in the past month and stuttered as United have overtaken them to establish a five-point lead with seven games left.

United can extend the gap to eight points with a win over QPR on Sunday before City play at Arsenal later that day, Mancini having admitted such a gap would be too big to close.

With senior players angry at Mancini’s perceived indulgence of wayward striker Mario Balotelli, Mancini is facing major problems with regard to the harmony of his squad, which could lead to him losing his job.

Source: Mirror

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